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Berg, Kat; Kramer, Jenni; Werle, Misti – Knowledge Quest, 2019
In an effort to carry out the work of Bismarck (ND) Public Schools, while implementing the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) "National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries," the district has started training school librarians to be the backbone of the project-based learning (PBL)…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Librarians, School Libraries, Library Role
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Northern, Sam; Gardner, Melissa – Knowledge Quest, 2019
In Kentucky the school library is regarded as the hub of the school community and integral to teaching and learning. The power of the school library lies in the programming, resources, services, and instruction it provides educators and learners to support learning. Stakeholders come to appreciate Kentucky's school libraries because of their…
Descriptors: School Libraries, State Legislation, State Departments of Education, Librarians
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Knapp, Nancy Flanagan – Knowledge Quest, 2019
School librarians play a key, though often unrecognized, role in teaching literacy skills (Knapp 2011; Lance and Hofschire 2012; Scholastic 2016). Research over two decades has repeatedly confirmed school libraries' and librarians' significant impact on learners' literacy achievement. Studies in more than twenty states and several Canadian…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarians, Educational Games, Early Reading
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Calzada, Becky – Knowledge Quest, 2019
How can relationship building and demonstrating impact on learning be done? As professionals, school librarians must seek out opportunities to lead or work with others in the area of programming. Much can be done in the library space but when the programs occur outside the school library, a librarian's willingness to be adaptable is leveraged and…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarians, Role, High Schools
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Hancock, Lori Coffey; Kozaka, Amanda; Mackley, Allison – Knowledge Quest, 2019
The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Standards are an invitation to explore the endless possibilities of "why." The standards provide permission to take risks, to step beyond the comfort of four walls to truly stretch and grow. The AASL Standards provide a common language for school library stakeholders that bring into…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Library Services, Public Libraries, Institutional Cooperation
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Snipes, Phyllis Robinson; Frilot, Holly – Knowledge Quest, 2019
In many locales--in many states--early conceptions of the school librarian's job have not evolved over the years even as the duties have expanded exponentially. The fact that in some districts outdated evaluation tools, such as Georgia's 1990 system, are still used to rate 21st-century school librarians is an obvious sign of the misconceptions…
Descriptors: School Districts, Instructional Effectiveness, Librarians, School Libraries
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Barnett, Cassandra – Knowledge Quest, 2019
Everyone has an object that holds a special meaning. It is human nature to collect these objects and value the stories they tell. Entire buildings have been built just to hold and display such items. Museums not only house these objects but help us connect to the past and our culture as well as the culture of others. In the state of Arkansas, few…
Descriptors: Institutional Cooperation, Museums, School Libraries, Librarians
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Northern, Sam – Knowledge Quest, 2019
Students' levels of exposure to the world rely on many factors such as location, access to information, and socioeconomic status. Educators, can create a level playing field for all. Authentic learning experiences will multiply the paths that lay at students' feet as they embark on their life's journey. Students question because they have been…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Inquiry, Foreign Countries, School Libraries
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Klober, Kelly – Knowledge Quest, 2019
Kelly Klober, the school librarian for Danville's (Arkansas) sole elementary school, provides school library services for the school's three hundred and twenty-five students. With the help and support of the learners, faculty and staff, and the community-at-large, together they have transformed the school library from a place that houses books…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarians, Drama, High School Students
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Searles, Sarah Culp – Knowledge Quest, 2019
A large district has some unique challenges when planning support for a reflective growth process around implementing the "National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries." This type of setting typically has a wide variety of school demographics, budgetary constraints, school library staffing…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Library Administration, School Districts, Librarians
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DiScala, Jeffrey; Weeks, Ann Carlson; Kodama, Christie – Knowledge Quest, 2019
To learn more about school district library supervisors, the authors set out to collect baseline data on their roles, responsibilities, challenges, and professional development needs. This work became known as the Lilead Project (rhymes with "Gilead"). Through research grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the authors…
Descriptors: School Districts, School Libraries, Supervisors, Library Administration
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Ehler-Hansen, Deborah; O'Meara, Casey – Knowledge Quest, 2019
Fair Haven Union High School (FHUHS) is a small school of approximately 375 students in rural Vermont. The district is called the Slate Valley Unified School District (SVUSD) and consists of about 1,320 students who come from five sending towns. The school is currently undergoing several educationally innovative changes as directed by the Vermont…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Library Administration, School Districts, Librarians
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Freedman, Jennifer L.; Robinson, Alice – Knowledge Quest, 2019
The 2018 "National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries" enable school librarians to continuously tailor school libraries and activities to meet students' needs and interests while meeting state curriculum requirements. The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Standards recognize…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarians, Library Administration, Institutional Cooperation
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Spiering, Jenna – Knowledge Quest, 2019
As classroom teachers face continued pressure due to prescriptive standards and high-stakes testing, school librarians continue to look for ways to make learning more dynamic and authentic for the diverse students in our schools. However, adolescent literacy research as a field operates largely apart from the research about school libraries and…
Descriptors: Standards, Literacy, Librarians, Literacy Education
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Lewis, Courtney L. – Knowledge Quest, 2019
One of the issues connected to the use of standards in independent schools is the varying approaches to an astonishing variety of school missions. Independent school administrators and teachers often see national standards to be the purview of the professionals they hire. As a result, teachers and department heads work to select standards that…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Library Services, Reading Programs, Information Literacy
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